Sunday Devotional: He will never break your heart

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Luke 12:32-40

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Do not be afraid any longer, little flock,
for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.
Sell your belongings and give alms.
Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out,
an inexhaustible treasure in heaven
that no thief can reach nor moth destroy.
For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.

“Gird your loins and light your lamps
and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding,
ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks.
Blessed are those servants
whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival.
Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself,
have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them.
And should he come in the second or third watch
and find them prepared in this way,
blessed are those servants.
Be sure of this:
if the master of the house had known the hour
when the thief was coming,
he would not have let his house be broken into.
You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect,
the Son of Man will come.”

Last Sunday, my pastor, who is the official exorcist of my diocese, delivered a profoundly true and wise homily. Below is my woefully inadequate summary of what he said:

At some point in our lives, we wonder if this is all there is, disappointed that our lives have not turned out the way we had hoped and dreamed.
It may be wealth or professonal achievement. We worked hard, got an education, performed our jobs in an exemplary fashion, but still our financial goal eludes us, or we have not received due recognition and accolade.
It may be relationships — with our spouses, children, friends, colleagues, priests, parishioners — which disappoint and break our hearts, for we are imperfect humans and no one person can fulfill all our needs.
But God never disappoints.
God satisfies all our needs.
We don’t have to work hard for His love.
And Jesus will never break your heart.

I will be with you always

For “you have made us and drawn us to yourself, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” -St. Augustine, Confessions

May the love and joy and peace of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you this beautiful Sunday!
~Eowyn

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  1. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this most profound and incredible post. I immediately burst out crying and I am having trouble stopping the crying. I have had my heart broken so many times by members of my family. Your holy pastor, who is also an exorcist and therefore, must be an extremely holy individual, has said that Jesus never breaks our hearts. What an extraordinarily profound thought and fact.
    Our pastor at our parish every week reminds us to tell Jesus how much we love Him. I tell Jesus many times every day how much I love Him. He is so Dear and so Sweet and Truly Loving, yet so Powerful, Holy, Almighty and Immortal.
    I have learned to immediately pray for anyone who has hurt you, even if it is just a short prayer. Always pray for someone who has done evil or wishes evil against you, who has sinned against you. Furnace boy hates love and this is a powerful way to fight evil.

     
    • One night as I was driving I was listening to a Christian talk show. The pastor explained what it meant to forgive people. He explained that when we forgive, we ask God “not to hold the offense against the person who committed it.” In other words, we will that we no longer “hold the offense to the offender’s ‘account’,” or in words to that effect.
      If St. Maria Goretti could forgive her attacker as she lay dying, then we must forgive others, asking God, much like St. Stephen, not to “hold their sins against them.” The exception, I would imagine, would be the manifest sinner who has declared, by his actions or intents, to be an Enemy of God, e.g., a Hitler or a Lenin.
      Christianity is not a religion for masochists. On the Contrary, rightly lived (and I am still learning—I am becoming more aware of my flaws), Christianity is a religion of real men, real women. Christianity: It’s not for sissies!

       
  2. Great post. For me, I am always having to check myself. (Sometimes I wonder if I am going crazy.) I know the Battle begins in the mind, the Devil never relents, and that belief in God is essential to make it through this Life. It has moved me to make prayer a good habit, which I am still forming.
    And the longer I live, I have found that people who disagree with you will never stop attacking your beliefs. (The Left is especially pernicious and vicious in this regard). So I have to limit my conversations with people. That is the problem driving for a living: You wouldn’t believe the nut-jobs and morons I bump into. And yet, being a hermit is no answer, either.

     
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  4. perfectly stated: “Jesus will never break your heart.”

     

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